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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Coming up

United Way review

The Golden K Kiwanis of Greenville will host Dwayne Cooper of the Pitt County United Way who will review the agency's programs at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The meetings are at the Masonic Lodge at 1104 Charles St. All are welcome. Call 367-8310 for more information.

Wave of Light

Vidant Women's Services will participate in the International Wave of Light ceremony in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The ceremony will take place in the Seascape Theater at Vidant Medical Center’s Women’s Center & James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital. The facility's light tower will change from Vidant blue to white as families across every time zone join in a wave of light to remember babies who died. The event is open to the public.

ECU retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Forum will present "Recycling: the Global Big Picture, and What You Can Do in Pitt County," at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive in the second-floor classroom. Matt James of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality will discuss the global players, processes and markets for recycled materials and sustainability of current programs. John Demary, director of Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling, will outline what is not acceptable for recycling and actions people can take to make the county's recycling program more efficient and successful.

Cancer luncheon

"Think Pink, Fight Strong" will be the theme of the Third Annual Breast Cancer Awareness held by the Winterville Senior Citizens Club at noon on Oct. 25 at 2593 Railroad St. The speaker will be Cassandra May. Attendees should wear pink. Cost per person is $5 due by Tuesday. Send checks payable to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432, Winterville. Call 355-2572 or 814-9012.

Census workshop

A collaborative workshop, "Fostering Latino Census 2020 Engagement Through Community Partnerships" will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 in Ballroom A, second floor, of the Main Campus Student Center, 501 E. 10th St. The event is being held to discuss how businesses, communities and local governments can partner to increase Hispanic/Latinx participation for the 2020 Census. Parking is available in the parking deck adjacent to the student center. RSVP at ncadmin.nc.gov/rsvp-greenville.

History Speaks lecture

Larry E. Tise, author of "Circa 1903: North Carolina's Outer Banks at the Dawn of Flight," will be the featured speaker from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Eagles School at the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road. The event is part of the History Speaks Lecture Series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Visit www.easterncarolinavillage.org or call 355-6550.

Cancer Society benefit

Lifting for Life will host a silent auction at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Tie Breakers Sports Bar and Grill, 1920 Smythewyck Drive, for the American Cancer Society. The event will feature music by Pamela and JB, along with an appearance by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Delaney McCloud. Visit facebook.com/HYGLiftingforLife.

Candidates forum

The National Pan-Hellenic Council and Democracy North Carolina will host a forum for Greenville City Council candidates 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24, at C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. The forum will be an opportunity for candidates running for the mayoral, District 1, District 2 and At-Large seats to share platforms and plans. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Give a shuck

"Let's Give a Shuck," a benefit for Rebuilding Together Pitt County, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S. Pitt St. The meal will include an appetizer of steamed oysters with hoop cheese and a low-country boil meal with shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage plus chicken fingers, slaw, hushpuppies, banana pudding and tea. A cash bar will be available. The special guest emcee will be Alexandra Badgett, reigning Miss North Carolina. Tickets are $50 and available at Century 21 The Realty Group, 1420-B E. Arlington Blvd. or call Elaine Anderson at 347-7021. Registration is also available at www.eventbrite.com.

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